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Re: Mailman and summary
On June 20, 2003 at 09:30, Todd Slater wrote:
(B> > > You will need to create a custom filter that understand pipermail
(B> > > HTML pages. Namazu already has one for MHonArc archives, but
(B> > > I do think there are any filters for other mail archivers.
(B> > Tokio Kikuchi already wrote a filter for pipermail.
(B> > You can get it from
(B> > <http://mm.tkikuchi.net/pipermail.pl>
(BLooking at the filter, it appears you will not get any field based
(Bindexing. I.e. Namazu has special support for mail messages by
(Bexpliciting index header fields like Subject, From, Date, etc.
(BThen, in namazu, you can do field-based searches. For example,
(Bwill search for all messages that contain "earlhood" in From.
(BThe way pipermail formats its messages, I do not know if any field
(Bindexing can be done.
(B> Oh thank you, that's a huge help!
(BOf course, I recommend MHonArc for archiving your mail ;-)
(BSerching for the words "integrating mailman mhonarc" on Google
(Bgives some hits that should help in using mailman with mhonarc.
(BI personally recommend keeping the web archiving and the list
(Bmanagement components seprate. This can be done by creating a special
(Buser account that you subscribe to all the lists you want archived and
(Bthe run MHonArc (or other archiving software) under that user account.
(BA good example of this model is mharc, <http://www.mhonarc.org/mharc/>.
(BMharc uses MHonArc, Namazu, and Procmail to give you scalable,
(Bsearchable, web-based mail archives. You can read the installation
(Binstruction of mharc at <http://www.mhonarc.org/mharc/doc/install.html>
(Bto get an idea of what is involved in setting it up. One thing
(Bthat mharc does is leverage some of the unique features of namazu to
(Bprovide archive navigational aids.
(BNote, the guys at GNU are using mharc for their mailman managed lists
(B(which includes lists created for projects hosted on Savannah),
(Bbut I do not know if there was any special integration performed.
(BOne of the problems with the stock pipermail archives of mailman is
(Bthat providing things like searching and doing custom layout is not
(Bthat easy. I also think pipermail may be weak in its MIME support.